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jl. II. CARLTON & CO. DEVOTED TO OUR POLITICAL, EDUCATIONAL, AGRICULTURAL, AND INDUSTRIAL INTERESTS. Two Dollars per annuls. VOL. 3. NO 51. Cfrt |tt|cns (Stwgian. H. II. CARLTON & CO., Proprietors. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: Jot ONE COPY, One Year _S 2 OO FIVE COPIES, One Year, 8 70 TEN COPIES. One Year lO OO Itates of Advertising: Transient advertisements, of one square or more 31 00 l*r square tor the first insertion, and fio cents for each sub sequent insertion. nq. All advertisements considered transient except « here special contracts are made. Ten lines or 100 words make one square. *«r Liberal contracts made with yearly advertisers. LEGAL ADVERTISEMENTS. Citation of Administration or Guardianship -..—$4 00 Application tor Dismission Administrator or Guardian 5 00 A ppltcatlon for Leave to Sell Lands 4 00 Notice to Debtors and Creditors... 500 Sales of Land, Ac., per square — 5 00 Sales Perishable Property, 10 days, per sq —. 1 50 Eat ray Notices, 30 days ~ 3 00 Sheriff Sales, per square-.... 2 50 Tax Collectors Salee, per square.—....... 5 00 Forwiosure Mortage, per square, each time. ..- 1 00 Exemption Notices (in advance) ........... 2 00 Rule Nlsi’e, per square, each time \ 00 Poetical. [For the Duly Georgian. 1’AltOOY OX THE SOXU OP THE SHIRT. BT T. Z. *. i breeche* patched and worn, i coat all white in the eeama, With I With < A hriefleaa barrister sat in his room indulging in bitter dreams. Wait, wait, wait, In indignation and grief, still fuming and fretting over the (ate, That brought to him no brief. Urid, read, read, \V tiile tho run ia beginning to riae, And read, read, read, Till the moon ahinea in the ekica, iiiaek.tone, Kent and Chittjr, And ( bitty and Blackatone and Kent, Till over luc code I fell asleep And dreamed of mv landlord's rent. «ib: creditors with father* dear, < >h: creditors with nephewe and sons, Ti. not only paper yon’re wearing out With your ceaseless, devilish dona. Sit, ait, ait, At my desk of homely pine, Vaguely wondering how and when And where the devil I’ll dine. smoko, smoke, smoke, W bile the oil is getting low, And smoke, smoke, smoke, Till my neighbor, 'gau to move. 'Tie oh, to bo a dog, Wuh a generous bone to gnaw, it here there’s no man with a bill unpaid, To haul me up to taw. Hut why do I talk of dinner, That meal no bard to get, '' hen I hardly have a criut of bread My nppetite to whet, My ui>i>clit6 to whet T (tod knows it is sbsrpencd enough, With cupboard bare and nothing there, And empty self to stuff. Dream, dream, dream, My dreaming never flags, And what are its wages] an .empty month, A moneyless purse—and rags, A bootless shelf, uncarpeted floor, A tuhle, a three-legged choir, A napless list and broken shoes. That a nigger would bo ’shamed to wear. Read, read, read, And not a dime to spend, And nsd, read, read, With never a cent to lend. Rill and note and deed, And deed and bill and note, Till roundly swearing, 1 curse those out Who will not a lawyer support, l.oaf. loaf, loaf, While the aun is shining bright; Loaf. loaf, loai, Ti’l day mists into night. 'Tis oh, for aoinethinp to drink, And to feel ns I used to feel, A decent suit, a good, stroug coat, And oh, for a good square meal. With breeches patched and worn, With coat all frayed at the tails, A feeleas lawyer aat in his room, And over his fate bewails. Wait, wait, wait, Tor the elient that never came; Tdl with voice as thunder loud, Would that its tone could reach the cloud, He said let the law be blamed. Iton't Slam the Gate. Now, Harry, pray don't laugh at roe, But when you go so late, 1 wish you would be careful, dear, To never slam the gate. For Beaiie listens every night, And so does teasing Kate, To tell me, next day, what o’clock They heard yon slam the gatOj 'Twaa nearly ten, last night, yon know, But now Hi* very late— ( We've talked about ao many things)— O, do not alam the gate. For all the neighbors, bearing it, WU1 say onr future (ate We’ve been disonaalng ao I beg Yon will not slam the gate! For, though It '• all very true, I wish that they wbnld wait, To canvass onr affairs, until— Well—pray don’t alam that gate. At least, now. Bnt, by-and-by. When in “onr home'* I watt Yoor coming, I shall always Uk* To bear you slam tbs gate I For, whsnevsr yon go ont or in, At early hour*, or late, The whole world trill not tease me then About that horrid gat* 1 [From tho Bound Table.] Regret. 1IY WILLIAM HENRY WADDELL. Oh ! Current of Life. With the warring and strife, Thy banka were once curtained with drapery bright, * But the stream of ray hours r Hus forsaken the flowers. And wanders alone through the blackness of night. Oh 1 River of Years, Fast flowing with tears, ibe zephyrs of Eden once sang to thy waves* Now the winter wind roars ... On thy desolate shores, “' c *hy shadowy depths are but merciless graves. HI. Still—on. ever ou, To th„ Th y waters roll down s «n!ess retreats of Eternity’s Sea, where the waves of the deep And mum eir darli vi K lls keep, ... "'ur no more on tho land or the lea. yi*AW.lM3. r 2" Ae Dalton Poisoning. Editoo u P al t°n Ga., Oct 6,1875. mother of on! R *L b ~ Susan Wilson C 001 ’) Anterson m! tl)e cook* at the Brazleton- Ibe su PP er i died to-day from Boring, a white Three ? ■ t0 'd*7 from the same cause. suDnae ” e ® roe ?> 10 Whom remnants of the W S r ? 8 ,ven > «re supposed to be now ur 0r dying. which D ?®” n * ** ** raa y appear, a cow to *”P* containing the refuse of the sup- 8^ W *>* bout kick the bucket, vail*?* w «**ment and great anxiety pre- J^^H^ftwrfaand relatives of those affair Physicians pronounce tho Mnv?i ln ^® ced ® cd ® d mystery. deMha * re bI 8 hl f probable.—Atlanta PREMIUMS AWARDED At the Oconee County Fair. DEPAItXMKNT I. - For the best five acres upland corn, 130/ gold—to be awarded. Best five acres lowland corn, (30, gold—to be awarded. Best acre upland com, (20, gold—J. B. Hart Best acre low land com, (20, gold—to be awarded. Best five acres wheat, (25—J. B. Langford. Best one acre crop Bermuda grass, (10- Dr. W. Moody. For the largest and most valuable yield of any crop or crops cultivated by a boy under twenty years of age, (25—A. M. Moody.. Best bale clover hay, $5—F. Phinizy. Best bale native grass hay, (5—A. P. Cobb. Best bale eultiveted grass hay, (5—W. H. Hull. Best bale com forage, (5—A, H. Jackson. Best ten stalks cotton, any variety, (2—W. A. Elder. Best variety of sweet potatoes, one bushel to be exhibited, (2—Mrs. Rutherford. Best bushel wheat, (5. gold—J. A. Meeker. Best bushel oats, (2-50—J. A. Meeker. Best bushel barley, (2.50—J. A. Meeker. Bast bushel field peas, (2.50—A. H. Jackson. DEPARTMENT II. Best stallion, four years old or more, (10—J. B. Maync. Best gelding, (5—Wm. Jackson. Best saddle horse, $10—Wm P. Price. Best colt between two and three years old, (5-H- J. David. Horse of best style in harness, (5—B. T. Rrit- tain Finest and best matched donble team, (10— Dr. J. S. Hamilton. Fastest trotting liorse against time. (20. 1. T. 8. Williamson. 2. Wm. Jackson. 3. W. A. Woodis. Fastest trotting span of horses against time, (20. I. W. A. Woodis. 2. T. S. Williamson. 3. W. A. Woodis. Fastest trotting Georgia raised horse against time, (10. 1. T. S. Williamson. 2. Wm. Jack- son. 8. W. A. Woodis. Fastest walking herse against time, (10. Dr. G. McClesky. Best Georgia raised mule, (10—A. H. Black. Best single mule, (5—A. B. Jackson, Best Georgaia raised double team, (10. l.W. 2. A. Woodies- T. 8. Williamson. DEPARTMENT in. A ] CATTLE. , , , » Best sweepstakes bull, $10—D. C. Kemp. Best sweepstakes cow, (5—J. H. Reaves. Best thoroughbred bull, (10—Wilber Rich ardson. Best milch cow, to be tried on the ground, $10—J. H. Reaves. SWINE. Best sweepstakes lot of pigs under six months old, (10—E. F. Anderson. Best sweepstakes pen of fat hogs, not less than five, (10—Gann & Reaves. DEPARTMENT IV. POULTRY. Best display of fancy chickens, (5—Dr. liichardson. Best display of domestic chickens, (5—Dr. Hugins. Best display of ducks, (5—Mrs. Rutherford. BEES. Best display of bees, (5—Jno. H. Newton. Best treatise on bee culture, $5—Dr. Mc Clesky. DEPARTMENT V. Best and largest display of garden vegeta bles, grown and exhibited by one person, (10—Dr. Hudgins. Best collection of grapes, (5—Henry Bishop. Best and largest collection of flowers, (10- Dr. Hudgins. Most beautiful boquet, not to exceed two feet in h’eigth, $5—Miss Julia Carlton. Most beautiful and best arranged table de sign, to be composed of natural flowers, or fruits and flowers combined, and not to ex ceed four feet in hight, (10—Mrs. Lamar Cobb and Mrs. Rutherford. Best collection of cut flowers, Chromo— Miss Mary Long. DEPARTMENT VI.--HOME INDUSTRY. Best fresh butter, not less than five pounds, (5—Mrs. J. Reaves. Best and largest collection of jellies, pre serves, pickles, jams, catsups, syrups and cordials, made and exhibited by one lady, (20—Mrs. F. W. Lucas. Best home made hams, $2.50—F. Phinizy. Best and largest display of canned fruits and vegetables prepared in Georgia, (10— Mrs. Lucas. Best one gallon jar of ornamented pre serves, cut by hand, the work of exhibi tor, (5—Miss Julia Carlton. Best blackberry wine, (2.50—Mrs. II. H. Carlton. Best grape wine, (2.50—Henry Bishop. Handsomest iced and ornamented cake, two feet high, (5—Mrs. Lucas. - SEWING ETC. Best display of domestic needle-work to consist of ladies* ’and gentlemen’s suits, SI0—Miss Mamie Carlton. Best home-made rag carpet, woolen, six yards, (5—best home-made rag carpet, cotton, six yards, (5—-prettiest and best made quilt, (5 -Mrs. W. Y. Elder. Best six yards woollen jeans, home-made, (5—R. L. Moss. S J-i' ,v DEPARTMENT VH—FINK ARTS—NEEDLE AND FANCY WORK. Best oil painting, (5—Miss Florence Long. Best pencil drawing, $5—Miss Lila Fleming. Best collection of paintings and drawings, the work ’of a single exhibitor, $10— Miss Fannie Long. , DRAWING AND PENMANSHIP. Best exhibit of penmanship from any indi vidual, school or college, medal—Prof. Davis, University of Georgia. CABINETS. Best cabinet of seeds, Georgia raised, (5— Dr. Hudgiu. . ' CROCHETING, KNITTING, ETC. Best afghann, $2.50—Miss Katie Morton. Best shawl, (2.50—Miss Mamie Carlton. FANCY WORK. Best specimen of hair work, $2—Miss Mary Jennings. . Best specimen wax'work, $2—Miss Annie Fulton. ' 1 y. .1 Cl Best specimen of straw work, (2—Miss Mamie Carlton. SEWING MACHINES. Best display of sewing machines, thread, silk, etc-, Dipl<Kn$^HemipgtoB.’£ DEPARTMENT VHI-TOOL8 AND IMPLEMENTS. Best cnltivator, Medal—C. W. Reynold a Best subsoil plow, Medal—A. P- Cobb. _ Best attachment for weeds, Medal—A. H. Jackson. Best two-horse wagon, Medal—Summey, Hutcheson Bell, i JitIU Best cotton packing mdehiur, either screw ATHENS, GEORGIA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, >1875. =**sssaBSiBSBsa OLD SERIES, YOL. 53. m Best display of factory goods, woolen, DL ploma—Bloomfield. Best display of leather shoes, eta, Diploma Best display of stoves, castings, eta, Diplo ma—T. J. Comer. Best display of hardware and cutlery Di ploma—Summey, Hutcheson & Bell. Best display of tin and copperware, Diplo ma—J T. Comer. DEPARTMENT X—MACHINERY Best thresher and fan combined, Medal— Largest collection of valuable and im portant farm and plantation machinery, Medal-^AthenaFoandry. m t ■ : • ,i DEPARTMENT XI.; i;i, j Best boy rider under fourteen years of age, $5—Jno. Jenninga.^ ’ ' “ J , “ • Where m Classical Education Was y ; .! Thrown aJaeay. xi Hi* : ■ r Tiiid i COMPLAINT OF A DISAFFECTED FARMER WQO WHICHTHE FARMER THINK3 0CGHT *£ BE PASSED. [From tlie Providence Journal.] Mttur Editor: 1 haint no edication, and I thank God for it. Gov. Lippitt said in his college speech that edication paid better than a mortgage at six per cent Gov. Lippitt, I ask you, have you got such things as three highly edicated sons on your hands, what can’t supp it themselves, and all living on the old man? You know you hain’t, and as 1 have, I guess I know as moch about this edication matter as yon do. I cuss the day when liturrav ambishun broke out in my family—I fit three eoqs to kollege, and if I had not had one left to stay on the farm and wurk with me, we should all ou ns be taken a deep interest in the annual appro priations for the poor of the town. My Silas studied law, and all the write he has yet seen has been on bisself. He has to aware out of jail three times a week, regular trips he makes, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, like the Rhode Island from Stoning- ton. He has got a pretty little hoffis as ever you see, with the legal work of Smollet, Byrons, and all them jurists ranged on shelves—the portraits of Rufus Chote and that gurl what dances so good at the theatur, hung up on the walla We furnished him with all those necessaries of the legal profession, and ak though he smokes and drinks beer, and does all a young lawyer ought to do to win con fidence ana public esteem, it is all no go. He belongs to ten secret societies, and I tell him I wish to God he’d jine one so secret that his creditors could not find him. He buys all his tobacco in my name for fear of its getting attached, and as for his beer, he dnnks up five dollars’ worth at a time, and then swears right out on it He is getting low spirited now, and says that all the Blackstone he wants to know about is the Blackstone river, with a big stone tied to his heels, which made bis mother cry, but I told him be was of age, and 1 bad no eon* trol over him. Poor Silas, when be graduated at koUqge, hisorashun was on “A classical edication in- durspensible to success in life.” His mother and I cried in the Baptist Church when «e heerd him deliver it, we did’n know what fur then, bnt hev since found out. I tell Silas that the onlv chance I see ahead for him to take to drink strong, then reform, and may be the temperance folks will shove him along to keep him moral and steady, a;.,. * ’> - , My t’other boy, Ezra, studied to be a doc tor. The first case he bad was Hawkins, that was gored so bad by Olney’s big bull. Hawkins had six good still horns aboard of his own before the bull muxed with him, which made it a bad case. Ezra watated to be sure, so he gave him all the medicine he had on hand at ouce. Just as Hawkins was dying he writ an afiydavit that the treatment be received from the bull was generous and humane compared with that of fits doctor. Hawkins’ widow sued for malpractic, and her lawyer told the juiy that M. D. stood for murderous doses, and that Ezra was drank, and that he was a doctor oi many drams but fewscruples. At this joke the Judge and jury laughed like split, and they gin a big verdict against Ezra, and he had to run on to Californy. He drors small drafts on me often, so we know that he is alive, which is. more of a comfort to his mother than to myself. When Ezra graderated, his orashnn was on “Knol- lego a Purtection against the Kalaaraities of life.” His mother and I cried bad then, and we have since found out why. But the saddest case of all was poor little Calvin. At the time when unthinking youths are spent in laying stone walls or loeing corn, Galvin was seriously thinking of a more important work of saving souls. He entered college and was finally settled owes • Ians parish at Helbura Woods, For a few years things went smooth. He not only saved other souls, but he meekly ac cepted his portion of the trials and discipline of life by getting married and raising up a little famUy of souls of his own manufac ture. Then his parish got tired of him and told him to quit, and they turned him off as they do ministers, by passing a lot of resolutions about the pain it gives to sunder such ten der and hallied tiea He and his hall family come home to us, and arter we got about used up with them, I got Calvin’s life insured for all I could, and he sailed ten months ago as commissioner to a lot of ferocious caunibala 1 have prepar ed to my mind to see soon from the king of the tribe a letter something like this: My Dear Sib—Your son Cklvin arrived in good condition. While we regret to state that be disappointed ns sadly in regard to the amount of gravy, it gives me pleasure to add that be was toads; jind email bound. Should any other member of your estimable tamily feel inclined to Cnristisnlsa ns, send him along. We can stand it as long as yon Poor Calvin’s bi$shpk'was «l “The final Largest had most mcritariouaooUeotion of Agricultural Implements—the workman ship of a single individual, Medal—Dr. •; DEPARTMENT IX—MANUFACTURES. Best Georgia made fabrics, Diploma—R. L. Broomfield. 3 QuMBiUu/\ • Best display of factory gootla, cotton, Di- ice cream poisownta. THE RECENT DALTON AFFAIR—WHAT All EMINENT CHEMIST THINKS ABOUT IT—OOV- MUNICATION FROM COL. .RAINS OF AV GUSTA. Fot tho Athena Dally Gaoigiao.' University of Georgia, ) 2} Medical Department, t Augusta, Oct. 10,1875. ) Pleasant A. Stovall Esq^ Local Editas Athens Daily Georgian; Dear Sir—I received your letter of the 8 th inst„ yesterday, in which you detire to have my views in relation to the recent poisoning at the wedding party. at Dalton. It appears by the articles in ike news papers, that the poisoning was tbrough the ice cream which bad been flavored by the essential oil of bitter almonds, or by peach leaves: It is evidently nqt known general ly in tbe community, that either of these flavors is highly poisono-tifif used in undue amounts, and although a sufficient quanti ty may be employed as a flavor without Ming poisonous, it manifestly is a hazard ous matter to use any article of flavoring in the household, which may, if improperly employed, produce fatal effects There are two kinds of oil extracted from the bitter almond; one a fixed oil, which when the kernels are cold pressed, is innox ious like that of the ordinary sweet almond; the other is an essential or volatile oil, hav ing the peculiar odor and taste whieh are well known, and which is used for flavors and perfumes: This poisonous oil does not exist in the kernels ready formed, bnt is developed through the action of water on one of the constituents called Amydalin. The poison thus chemically developed, u mainly Prussic acid, the most formidable of all known poisons in the rapidity of its action; it has the odor of peach blossoms, and thus is readily recognized. Hie ker nels of the pfeach, plum and cherry, and the leaves of toe peach and laurel, also yield this highly poisonous volatile acid. But tbe bitter almond oil even when purified from this acid, is still poisonous, hot in a much less degree. An artificial almond oil, or almond es sence, (nitro-Benxole) is manufactured by the chemist having the same odor and fla vor in*a strong degree, which is largely em ployed for perfumery and cosmetics. The use of this artificial product, has left the real bitter almond oil almost entirely for flavors, its taste being held superior; the artifical oil is much less poisonous, still its use as a flavor is objectionable, as well as the so called apple and pea oils or essences, which are also manufactured in the chem ists laboratory. Prussic acid, (hydro-cyanic) the main poisonous agent in the oil of almonds and peach leaves, os has already been stated— has long been known for its extreme fatal activity, and small amounts required to cause death; even the vapor or concentrat ed odor inhaled, is said to have resulted fatally. Death may result in two minutes, and like the effects of lightning, the person in general either dies speedily, or recovers altogether. The poison hence from almdnd essence, or flavor, if taken in sufficient quantity, raay produce death very speedily, or,.if in less amount, the person, may recover from its effects without any injurious results. Twenty drops of the oil,.or two teaspoon* fuls of the essence, may prove fatal to an adult, but a much less quantity would bq, fetal to a young boy or girl. It may be proper to add, that this oil is also sometimes employed in the preparation of cosmetics for the skin, which hence should be regarded as poisonous artioles, which might result in local paralysis, or even in death, if the skin should be abraded. Respectfully yours, Geo. W. Rains, M. D. Professor of medical Chemistry. results qf tbe mistionaiy enterprise.” My other son was not edicated, and has JUtywniatiNtfrrm, and U..tbe support and loomfort ofour declining J****- He » so ignorant that he thinks the New York Week ly is the ablest paper ia tho world, and the prevailing impression on bis mind is that vijlMuap 1 * Gooquero^ lpcx an active part in burning the Gaspee. For all that, he can support himself, and has money in the bank, which is more than his edicated brothers? can say. My opinion is that a law out to' be passed making the corporation of a Kollege liable for the debts of ail their graderates. This wonld make them all plagy careful not toedicate any but them what was fit for it, and others might tie spared what me and my poor wife has suffe^T* tion is scarcely grown up that was trod den by the iron heel of war: There} are those who still retain a feeling to the old eane#. of whom may be said, as is said of tiwMdBgmaa— VJetrixc*uaad*i»pl*adt,**dTiettCatonl— For the benefit of these friends present who may not have graduated he wonld express it in the rendering of the old teeatistipa. Perhaps there may be in the North those who feel that success and may be of that opinko.lt was not ferns to express an opinion, but this bo did venture to say,that as kind friends and good neighbors, our ear nest hope is that peaee and plenty and hap piness may traverse tho land with their at- tendant train over every portion of the do minion ofthe vast Republic. [Cheers.) Thursday, at &50 a. m., the first brick on the new Court House was laid by Mr. McGinty, and the work is now going on in earnest. By way of enliving things up in that direction, the circus ia billed to ex hibit on the lot some time next month. Stricture of Law.—Red Tafe in a Court Room.—And now it comes to us that a venerable and well known titisen of our city, who has been Uving here for some thing over fifty years, went up yesterday in the office of the Clerk of Court to register, and there, with a Bible in hand, in tbe aw ful solemnity of a sacred ootii, in the sight of God and presence of man, had to swear that he was 21 years of age and had been living in Athens six months. Farmers should set about im stock. It don’t pay to put (20 worth of feed into a bullock that will bring you hut $30, when the same amount of feed in a good one will bring $50 or $60. The same is true of hogs. Hundreds of fortunes are annually squandered by the waste of grain and feed expended on poor stock. Let eve ry farmer do his utmost to improve his stock the coming spring. Episode last Friday, Oconee Fair.— Young blood whose pa has been lecturing him on the sin of horse-racing, finds ’fore- said paternal relative at Judges* stand, very much excited, with watch in hand. Young blood balances cigar jauntily be tween ms teeth, pulls ont a dollar bill and says, “two to one on the bay. Governor!” The old man, with a fearful reprimand, explained that he was just winding up his watch, bnt Yonng blood thinks it too thin. .... The th’ef who is supposed to have stolen twelve hundred dollars in Elberton, was ca ried to that, place Tuesday night. In onr notice of the case we stated that the prisoner was arrested by Mr. B. O. W. Rose of our city Police. So flu: aa the ao tool arrest is concerned, this was tree, but Mr. Rose was only acting, it appears, ac cording to the direction of Mr. W. B. Yale of our city, who issued and secures the reward. The Election of A Professor of Natu ral Philosophy and Astronomy.—The spetial session ofthe Board ofTmstere ofthe University of Georgia convened here on Thursday, for the purpose of electing a Pres ident of the State College and a Professor of Natural Philosophy and. Astronomy, in the place of Dr. Wm. Leroy Brotm, recent ly resigned.' Col. L. & Charbonnier was chosen President of tho State College, and we are prepared to assert that under his able government the School of Agricul ture and the Mechanic Arts wiiifindan able head and a wise management Mr. Montgomery Camming of Georgia, a graduate of the University of Toronto, Canada, was elected Professor in Dr. Brauns Chair. Mr. Camming is a son of Dr- Wm. Henry Camming, of onr State, and took the medal offered by the Prince of Wales for general scholarly proficiency. For the following address by Dr. McCaub President of the University Col lege Canada, upon presenting this medal to Mr. Cumming, we are greatly indebted to Gen. Lawton, of Savannah, who kindly loaned it to us for publication. Dr. McCaul then rose to introduce the Prince of Wales, prizeman, Mr. Cumming. In doing so, he said that it was with peculiar pleasure that he presented the prizeman, because it was the proceeds of a rand raven to the University at the time of the visit of His Royal Highness to this country. It dtiMfnmilltksditr rewards in that it is for general proficiency. In __ _ Mr. Camming, he did ao as being of the highest standing in general proficiency which he obtained by being first In Meta physics and English, 1st, in mathematics, aenond ahra iaiBtomitohiljsbqMwMMattl mmMs before achieved. He felt a peculiar pleas ure at the result, because from the very first entrance into tho University the recip ient’s conduct, demeanor and progress had been most satislactory. But were was an other reason, and he thought there would be it luge amount of sympathy accorded the recipient on the same account. He came this and the neighboring country, and was afit'a Ganadiaa to? %id itoffaimra for some years bade h» r welcoming friends from the other side, and he very :diat* **- remembered that there were some rom New York who wrote their names The oolored gemin finally high in the list of acedemie honors. After that they found that Kentucky took - the lead, but, last of all, Georgia has capped them by her son. (Cheera) It will be a satisfaction to find many coming from tbe Lgl&jgiUe jurymen arejmiag Brooklyn in such as will warrant their coming.'* can, he said, assure them that this is an open field and no favor, and he ventured to assert that if they won any honors from our men they will creditably take them. Of course, during the troubles that are liqw ended there were many homes made deeo- lste and household gods were strewed on nwraoTt nr.WAimnM A Young Athenian started ont' on a spark ing expedition last Sunday night for the os tensible purpose of taking his little sweet heart to church, ami when apprised by his mother at the supper tame that it was church time, he jumped up quickly, got his hat, rushed over to his “ duck’s,” and it : was when he was (jping up the church steps he discovered that he had taken in his hur ry and precipitation a smutty, greasy chapeau of a little freed man who stayed on huloti ! ’ _ * ' We Lave received an invitation to the wedding of Mr. J. G. Parks, formerly of the Dawson Joitmal, who is to be married next Tuesday morning, Oct. 19th, to Miss Eola G. Allen. Mr. Forks is a graduate of the University Law School, class of ’74, and is a young gentleman of undoubted ability. We congratulate onr ex-brother ofthe quill upon his good fortune^ and wish him all happiness in his wedded life. We are sorry that Jim left the journalistic field, and hope that his better hal£ elect, will in duce him to return to ids former profes rion. ' ’ • t i There seems to be some doubt as to who arrested the thief from Elbert county who stole the silver. ’ We at first stated Mr. Rose, of the police foroe, was the man. Upon the authority of Mr. Vole, of onr city, we gave the latter gentleman the credit of the arrest; and now comes Mr. Rose to sub stantiate his first statement, : in a card. However that may be, the negro is se cured, the reward will be forthcoming, we K esume, to one or the other, or perhaps th of the disputants; and the conndenoe gent of Elberton doubtless tiiinka that, al though he fell into a Vale of Roses, yet, his path is somewhat thorny. Nor a bad story is told about a young editor who runs a village sheet not a thou sand miles from Athens, and who now re joices in the appellation of 44 Trained Jour nalist Jr.” This gentleman, as the sneo- dote goes, attended a ball down the Athens Branco, and while there was treated, to- gether with others, to some fine press cigars, by a tobacco dealer of ont city. Ye shnger ofthe quill, taking bis cigar in his hand, looking at it attentively ana turning it slowly around^ finally .ended his exami nation by indignantly throwing it behind him, and when asked why’ he did so, he swore and be dinged that he wouldn’t smoke any man’s cigar after he had been setting on it. A Negro in Trepidation.—Yesterday Two hundred and twenty-five bales of cotton have been received to date, against ax bales same date last season. Gen. Longstreet has purchased a half in terest in the unfinished hotel buildingon Main street, and the work will be pushed forward to completion. Prof Looney has resigned the Presidency of our College. Maj. Whitmore is having the track of the Gainesville Street Railroad lowered down even with the street, and you have no idea how much it improves the looks of the street. Now, if any one thinks that it don’t improve the looks of tho street, just let them rido down on the street car and see for themselves.—little Watchman. The little Watchman is quite a spicy and active little sheet, published in Gaines ville, which made its debut a short time ago, and should be proudly chaperoned by our friends over the way, the Southern Watchman, after whom it is named. Thus far, we acknowledge our neighbor ahead; but judging from tne pregnancy of our paper of late, we think that we can safely look forward to a Little Georgian before long. The work on Smith’s new hotel goes bravely on. A drove of sheep and beeves passed through this city, from the mountains, Thursday,’ en route for the lower markets. Prof Looney has resigned the Presidency of our College. We regret to lose him, but hope the Trustees will make an able and judicious selection of a successor. Ben. Hill Debating Club is the name of a new society organized by some of the young men of this city on last Saturday night, with Dr. H. S. Bradley as Pres*, dent.—Southron. toccoa cmr. There has been 210 hales of cotton sold in this market up to date. Shipped, 169 hales. On hand, 41. Price, 13-40. Mt Airy sells (40,000 worth of goods annually. Cotton fields are thej whitest we have ever known in this section for the time of year. A change has been made in the proprie torship and editorial department of this pa per, in winch Rev. Thomas Crymes, of Gainesville, Ga., purchases the half interest of the junior editor and proprietor, Mr. M. H. McJunkin.—North Georgia Herald. The Geneva Lamp now illuminates the journalistic labyrinths of Georgia. SAVANNAH. Georgia Rkfresbntkd at the Indiana Centennial —A centennial celebration was held at Indianapolis September 29th ■tiMAakl October lat, at whieh Geor gia waa represented, together with the orig inal thirteen States, many products having been sent from Savannah. One of the £ dies in charge of the Georgia booth wrote ttf fc g(atljman atfhws—ah; ssiqaessfeg liha to forward for txhihitipn at bertebfe soma qottoa plants, withtheMoom, .and. grasses, etc. The gentleman fddressed interested himself ana procured » number of fine cot ton stalks in bloom from Stockton, Georgia, a an iniatm kiV at aottaa^ wlet »f wrtwiH vaoous plantation near Savannah. The gentleman abo ant, aa a curiosity, a one pound note issued by authority ofthe Provincial As sembly of Georgia, m 1776. The articles were duly received, and were placed in the booth arranged for the Geor gia District. The Hflyrn a tetter to the gentleman, acknowledging their receipt, says: “A vote was taken upon the beauty of the booths, and the Georgia booth car ried off the palm without a dissenting vmce.” * ■ •*»* • The Georgia grasses sttraeted pastioalar attention ana were in groat dettwnti, com manding good prices. On Friday night last the grocery store of John Wolber, southwest corner of Barnard and New Houston streets, was entered by thieves, who helped themselves to divers articles and then levanted. They carried off six or eight dollars, the contents of the till, two bottles of rum and one-half box of segue. They effected an entrance by boring a square piece tmt ofthe doer. There ia a quiet courtesy and modest un- obtruaveness about a wise advertisement that creates a certain responsive feeling of sympathy in the reader. Wt HfUti tm soHwted, and n it natural to suppose thst he who most politely, dearly and teaUy ns ttfirnff the for our trade. The familiar advertisements of local papers often cover these points with great tact and ingenuity. We had the pleasure of a visit Saturday from Baron von Kalchatein and Messrs. Louis Scheele, Frits Werlitx and Paol Ko- beke. of Berlin; Prussia, who are on a visit to our State for the purpose of examining into oar resources and the indanefnente of fered to colonists. These centlemen come with the highest recommendations, and are all men of means, edocatiMk and social po sition at home, and were all officers in the late Franoo-German wpr. We trust tint their trip through the State qrill not only (4 interesting to them, bnt of advantage to the State. The Baroness von Kal accompanies her husband.—Nixrs. Marriage is “the bloom or blight of aft men’s happiness,’’ yet the bocks at the Or- speech of Cok Yattcefc whop* . replete with splendid views of the great im portance of opening tbe Coosa to naviga tion from beto«» Mobile. He waaoer- tainly earnest in the remarks he feato, «*> ' ery sentence of which was a strotagargte- <j ment for the proposed wMl The speech, though abort, waa fall <rf pith and w»nt, and at once infused into the oottvenaott the> spirit of business. u i Intu Hon. H.Q. Eastman was greeted aft fr. Cohen’s Hall with a very aekct wd attat- tiveaadieM*. The general ■object of hie address waa that (very min^toddhtteeW specialty as the msm feature ef hi* PPtoV/ ness. His idea w*»that everybody should aim at success. From this idea he gaYC hie whose locomotion is impelled by tbe pehtt^b ciple of “ posh that ia,be shonld cadeamr ,! or to perform what he does t» the beak . manner and prcmpiiljSr^-fleeeese m easy won by the man of radical temperament who disdains to be behind or inferior ia For the month ending Sept SO, 1875, there were 7 interments in Myrtle Hill Cemetery—4 whites and 8 blacks. For the quarter ending same date, 22—12 whites and 10 blacks. Married, at St. Augustine Chapel, Se- wance, Tennessee, October 5,1876, bv Rev. W. P. Dubose^ John J. Beay, of Rome, from some cause i way that Bishop’s corner a division of the^^^H made, the negro, way Diiyi tod jtoto wheels, and barrel of molasses were all de posited Is the middle of the street, while the moles mnd fcre wheels cootioued the Iraoe .up town. Upon examination ofthe parts left behind, it was revealed that jtito driver‘was unhurt, and, what waa Will tnare totoff. tmmaUl *•») * fiery untamed team,” and in. hie ment and confusion, hitched them to afreet blit hardly had he dona eat before man Shirley was in-bus wool (ad <J that he take that-steed away, obeying this command he went his way, e doubtless to seek some sequestered !!** where be would be-free from the freaks«1 malicious beasts, and the inhumanity of hard-hearted main ‘ tm shoals, There were Gome good points about Nad OTBaldwin. He never took bask pay, er and Miss Flora Bayard, ofthe former place Mrs. Hall, mother of Dr. L. M. HaD, died yesterday morning at the rcifrUaee ef ber son. She was one ofthe oldest and most consistent members ofthe Baptist Church of this city, and waa eighty-five years old. Dr. Hall and family have our sympathies in their bereavement, the funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o’clock.— Courier. ELBERTON. < , An election for members'ofthe Elberton Town Council last Thursday resulted^ the choice of ,J. Sam. Bsm^^jha. U Tate, B. it Heard, T. M. Swiftttd J. * McCarty. Capt. Barnett wte elected President of the Board, Mr. John D. James reflected Marshal, and B. M. Heard, £aq, re-elected Clerk and Treasurer. . ^ During the Sarepta Association for 1876t Dr. Skinner, of Athens, preached a mag nificent missionary sermon in tbe house to* crowded and appreciative audience. A collection for missions at the close of tho sermon resulted in the raising of more than (230. Rev. P. H. Meil, preached b the house a powerful sermon, the body ans- Pcndiwg burin eas to Satan to wwatL God expound the sublime doctrines erf the gospel.—Gazette. DALTON. ■ *»> •V’dwwH It seems tom that ff the proper ufceti- ties would baikt a aarisst beam htBhlteteii wmld prove a paying investment to them, and a great convenience to htyesa and Ml» lent We hear it rumored that the two colleges Since our last issne, two deaths have «©•■ We hope nest week (o be able to reoorRi recovery Of the HM tf the paliMlto. avmt Dalton has for some tiniittNRjNl’# the priBinii liiai nnflflirtnrafliaiih fa the egg, butter and WSOm"tottket, wUsk is prise. ' - ■’ I . I "! w — ■.** ■ • am ■ ; V. It-ll-M. • » ' 11 , - „■ "’.I.*5 r, ■ B, F. CLAYTON A OO. UNABLE TO MEET TtdtnrdBUOAmosat 7 -' voauo - Yesterday afternoon it -weft ( rumored on the streets that • ** city, were unable to meet and would si time it vas i a statement b the' toraakeymansra. "A re porter ofthe Gkroni&mdJJa&ti, the rumor*, r conversed ’ “ subject, ebb to! ment through the made to hisoinditosn at the The extent of the 1 firm is not known, ever, that but« oon ia owed to parties M this drib The feflare is said to be mainly tide tplosssa through other firm font and two yean $«. The house of E. P. Clayton A Co. has ft wan hren looked munity.—Augusta Chronicle md Sentinel ’ —^ - to The fbOowbg is an extract from the “Grand Convention” of Sumner’s disciples lately held b Augusta, and seems not to be wanting b some very broad sarcasm! JBeitjReiolmL*tkttk the t4wfli -#jMa ’Goaventiofi Are htoehy ntstitiK Bsa. Robert Toombs, whoee fidelity to: hia prm* tmacity m their advocacy af to Hon. Ben ffill, acrobat are the wondOr ofant try, and enfatodWtiMa • course of candocthei __ ed to lpnd the influence qf l b the j, white » gentleman of eolor wm dfeiys ^Boe show that man don’t apart ZIT* driving a team upBroad street, the moles; worth a cent. ' efrest known to tin—sjvim "' A'Ws TAupr »6p ®Vm Caata.—We v 1 w a learned yesterday the particulars -of a mug- der committed on the Ogeecbee, about fourteen mnilflii firooi StTionao^ Hoi Gulf Railroad, — ° A — day mgbt T&* paitie* concern Handy and GeSrgeGordOaT ltii Handy had toang( GordCte«e» caalft and y after the nartbw m ratif r '* — hereiniBdedhim^itanA 41e ttMMjAiflvi mmto* ewttad, when t and Taa Rives ConviornoN.- tbn yesterday was of a mrat acter. IU proceedings snd del the organisation for ; to feat Vbrttos ttHW: . s ' "Jut ***& • worae , r f 5 . » dhk. _ There ia one Detwit — alndatenVi